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Windows 7: Norton and other spyware?

19 Feb 2010   #1
jbili

windows 7
 
 
Norton and other spyware?

We've been using Norton Internet Security for years. Should we also run another antispyware program to go with it? Is MSE that everyone talks compatible and does it
complement Norton very well. Or is the antispyware in Norton good enough?

Thanks for the input

Joe B


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19 Feb 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

I feel, and most agree, the best combination is MSE and Malwarebytes. In fact, I have been making that suggestion in many posts. Many have come back to thank me and said that they found malware that the others have missed. They are free, no annual fee and have small footprints Give them a try, and save yourself a lot of money.
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19 Feb 2010   #3
CassieFWinTeam

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Here is what Windows 7 recommends for security: Understanding security and safe computing.

Cheers,
Cassandra
Microsoft Windows Outreach
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19 Feb 2010   #4
jbili

windows 7
 
 

Thanks for replying so quickly. I have another year left on my Norton. Should I add
MSE and/or Malwarebytes to Norton ?

Thanks

Joe
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19 Feb 2010   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

No, you can add Malwarebytes, but Not MSE. It may cause problems having more than one anti virus.

Even though you have a year left, replace it with MSE. You get better protection and it will cost the same, if you keep Norton or not.
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19 Feb 2010   #6
jbili

windows 7
 
 

Thanks!
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19 Feb 2010   #7
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

I am posting this in a separate post due to importance. Noton is insidious, it takes over your Computer. It cannot be removed in the normal fashion. You must go to the website and use the uninstall tool.
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19 Feb 2010   #8
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jbili View Post
Thanks!
Very welcome.

And thank you for the generous rep.
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19 Feb 2010   #9
jbili

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CassieFWinTeam View Post
Here is what Windows 7 recommends for security: Understanding security and safe computing.

Cheers,
Cassandra
Microsoft Windows Outreach

Thanks Cassandra. I see my windows defender is turned off I'll have to turn it on.

Joe
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19 Feb 2010   #10
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jbili View Post
We've been using Norton Internet Security for years. Should we also run another antispyware program to go with it? Is MSE that everyone talks compatible and does it
complement Norton very well. Or is the antispyware in Norton good enough?

Thanks for the input

Joe B
I would stay with Norton.
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